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Do you have trouble sleeping? I’m one of those people that don’t get a sound night’s sleep without some help. Typically, I take an over the counter sleeping pill or some melatonin. If I don’t take something I toss all night and never get into a deep sleep. This leaves me feeling tired and restless which is something no one wants.
I’ve often been curious about CBD edibles. Everyone knows that marijuana is supposed to relax you. You hear about people being hungry and sleepy. But what exactly is CBD and how can it help you sleep? Here we explore just that:
What is Hemp CBD?
CBD or also known as cannabidiol is one of the many naturally occurring compounds found in the hemp plant. These compounds are called cannabinoids.
I’m sure you’ve heard of THC and marijuana. Well, THC is one of these cannabinoids—the psychoactive one that gets people ‘high’ when they smoke pot. Where on the other hand CBD does not get you ‘high’.
Hemp CBD has been shown to have many health benefits including promoting sleep.
Does CBD Have Side Effects?
For most people, CBD is well tolerated. As with anything though some people do get side effects. Some include:
- changes in appetite
- dry mouth
- changes in mood
Have you ever listened to the disclaimers on prescription medication commercials? They ramble on for 5 minutes about side effects. Foreign substances affect everyone differently — so you may or may not experience them.
It’s best to talk to your doctor and see what works best for you. They’ll be able to suggest the correct dosage and alleviate any concerns you have.
CBD and Sleep
Scientists still have a long way to go before they fully understand CBD and how it affects our body. What they do know is that CBD interacts with different receptors in the brain. This interaction, as expected, changes things throughout the body.
One of the things it can do is reduce anxiety and pain. This, in turn, helps people sleep. If you are more relaxed and not in pain, you will obviously improve your quality of sleep.
CBD is not going to sedate you but can totally help you sleep better. It’s great at reducing those little annoying things that might be keeping you from sleeping.
For me, my hips and legs often hurt at night making sleeping difficult. When that annoyance is gone, I sleep much better.
Is Hemp CBD legal?
CBD made from hemp is legal in all 50 states. Whereas, CBD made from a marijuana plant is only legal where marijuana is. Hemp is considered a food-based product by the FDA and has no legal restrictions.
Think of hemp and marijuana like they are like brothers. They are from the same family but are completely different from one another.
If you are looking for an easy way to take hemp CBD, CBD edibles are a great choice. They contain CBD oil in a fun, often sweet form like gummies or cake.
Why Diamond CBD?
Diamond CBD produces the purest and finest hemp CBD with help of many doctors and scientists. All products are lab tested to ensure the highest quality and that they contain no impairing THC.
All of Diamond CBD products have clearly labeled packaging so you know exactly what you are ingesting. There’s no guesswork.
Their CBD oil is made from hemp farms in Kentucky, Colorado, and Scandinavia.
When you are sleep deprived you are more prone to accidents, getting sick, and let’s face have some mental issues. These all things we can do without and can actually avoid (to some degree) by sleeping well.
There are a lot of reasons why people can’t get a good night’s sleep. Whether it’s because of pain, anxiety, or something else—talk to your doctor about it. Everyone deserves and more importantly needs to sleep well.
CBD edibles are a great natural remedy—start enjoying some Zzz’s sooner rather than later. They could be just what you need!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.